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Published February 19, 2020

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A look at how local kids are doing...

Feb 12, 2020 by

Published February 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Mental health, distracted driving and substance abuse are among several areas of concern that officials are looking to address in the town’s schools. Teaching and Learning Director Kevin Cyr told the School Committee on Feb. 4 that students in grades 7-12 took the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which was funded by a $7,500 grant from Lahey Health, last October. He explained that the survey was last administered during the fall of 2017. Students were able to opt out of the confidential survey. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg Sallade said the school system and A Healthy Lynnfield used the data from the 2017 survey to develop programming for students and families as part of an effort to address several areas of concern. She said the...

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Charles Wainwright hits new heights with ‘Four Weeks and Counting’...

Feb 12, 2020 by

Published February 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High School sophomore Charles Wainwright’s love of theater took him to new heights last weekend. Wainwright wrote the script for Lynnfield Middle School’s acclaimed musical “Four Weeks and Counting.” “The musical is about the rehearsal process for a performance of ‘Oliver!’ and the struggles to get the show ready in four weeks, hence the name,” said Wainwright. “It is filled with many notable Broadway songs, and a bunch of interesting characters.” Wainwright got involved with the project after learning that LMS was going to produce an original musical this year. “I had volunteered to help with the middle school musical after finding out that they were planning on writing an original show this year,” said Wainwright. “I thought it would be a good experience....

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If you’re under 21, you can’t sit in town bars...

Feb 12, 2020 by

Published February 12, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Beginning next month, minors will be prohibited from sitting at barstools in the town’s restaurants and clubs. The Board of Selectmen approved a new regulation on Monday that bans people under the age of 21 from sitting at bars in the town’s various restaurants and clubs. The board approved the policy change because it is the town’s liquor licensing authority. Town Administrator Rob Dolan recalled that the selectmen requested approving the new regulation last month. The board asked Town Counsel Tom Mullen to craft the new rules in the wake of the Ninety-Nine Restaurant informing both Dolan and Selectman Dick Dalton that the Salem Street eatery was against the proposed change. “This will immediately address the issue of one restaurant in town that has been...

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